DARTS is back – but not as you know it.
Stars of the PDC Tour have returned to action despite the Covid-19 pandemic, battling it out from their living rooms and returning live sport to our screens.
Who is playing in the PDC Home Tour darts tonight?
IT’s been a dramatic first week of the tournament with some of the big favourites crashing out.
First, reigning world champion Peter Wright was knocked out after shock defeat to Jamie Lewis, which sent the Welshman safely through as group winner.
And on day two, Gerwyn Price was humbled by Luke Woodhouse, who hit a nine-darter on his way to a 5-0 victory and a three match clean-sweep.
While it was Dave Chisnall’s night to shine on Sunday as he cruised past the competition to claim his place in the next round.
Monday night saw 20-year-old Geert Nentjes dominate a group including Lisa Ashton and Ross Smith.
Tuesday night’s group saw South African Devon Petersen in action against Luke Humphries, Nick Kenny and Joe Murnan – and it was World No109 Kenny who stunned the field to go through.
Wednesday saw James Wade as the big draw, but the World No8 is OUT with Ryan Searle through to the next round.
And on Thursday, Jelle Klaasen made it through by just ONE leg as he edged out Ryan Meikle despite losing 5-4 to the Brit.
Friday’s schedule saw Jonny Clayton power through with a clean sweep, winning three games out of three.
The Saturday line-up is as follows (7.30pm start):
- Michael Smith vs Martijn Kleermaker
- Harry Ward vs Matt Clark
- Martijn Kleermaker vs Matt Clark
- Michael Smith vs Harry Ward
- Harry Ward vs Martijn Kleermaker
- Matt Clark vs Michael Smith
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How can I watch it?
YOU can watch every leg of the tournament for free through the PDC website.
Usually requiring a subscription, the PDC have made the Home Tour available to everyone as the UK faces at least another three weeks of coronavrius lockdown.
To stream, grab a free account on the PDC Darts homepage and watch away.
The first night saw darts fans frustrated by server issues, with unprecedented numbers chasing a rare live sport fix.
Here on SunSport we’re running a dedicated LIVE BLOG throughout the tournament to bring you all the action as it happens.